The Nissan GT-R is a car that needs no introduction here at MotorAuthority but for the uninitiated, the car is a Japanese performance machine that can outrace some of the world's top supercars but at a fraction of their lofty pricetags. It packs a bespoke twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 engine and matches this to a sophisticated all-wheel drive system, quick-shifting dual clutch transmission and advanced electronic controls--all of which add up to something greater than the sum of its parts.
So what kind of performance are we talking about? How ‘bout a peak output of 485 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque, 0-60 mph times of less than 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 193 mph.
The only downside is that the interior is a little Spartan but when you’re getting thunderous acceleration, prodigious grip, and enough electronic assistance to help even less-experienced drivers look like hot shoes, who cares?
Its closest rival is without doubt the infamous Porsche 911 Turbo,...